Bruns scores eight goals, Gators topple Vandy

Florida Gators attacker Ashley Bruns scored eight goals as the Gators defeated vanderbilt 21-10 on Sunday.

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Published: Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 6:45 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 6:45 p.m.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Senior attack Ashley Bruns tied a career and program single-game high eight goals as No. 3 Florida bested Vanderbilt, 21-10, in ALC action at Vanderbilt Soccer/Lacrosse Complex on Sunday afternoon. UF (15-1, 3-1 ALC) tied a season-high 21 goals backed by Bruns who combined with five other teammates for multiple goals in the win. Gabi Wiegand produced a hat trick while Brittany Dashiell, Kitty Cullen, Nora Barry and Nicole Graziano all scored two goals apiece. Caroline Chesterman also netted a score for the Gators.

In all, eight Gators scored in the win, helping their team to the second-largest goal total of the season. Florida scored a season-high 22 in a win over Stetson on March 19. “Ashley played a really great game and was able to create some shots for us that kept us ahead in the first half,” Head coach Amanda O'Leary said. “Overall, I felt our offense stepped up when we needed it to.” Dashiell recorded a career-high seven draws as Florida recorded 15 in the contest while winning ground balls 28-16. She also recorded a game-high two assists while senior defenders Emily Dohony and Kayla Stolins each scooped up four ground balls. Up next for the Gators is the regular season finale against ALC rival Northwestern on Saturday at Dizney Stadium with a 12 p.m. opening draw. Florida will honor 13 players in its senior day recognition, along with two managers, upon the conclusion of the game.

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